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By on May 22, 2015

Fish Fry
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society invites you to a “Tastefully British” Fish Fry set for Friday, May 22nd. The event takes place from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Pine Island Fire Department in Pine Island. Chicken tenders are available. Take-outs are available. Advanced tickets only! They can be purchased by calling 845-258-4559, 845-651-4287, or 845-258-4625. See you at the Fish Fry!

Car Wash To Support Our Veterans Day & Memorial Parades
NEW JERSEY – Is your car looking a little dirty from all the tree flowers falling on it? Then come to the car wash sponsored by the Clifton Veterans Committee and have the CHS ROTC and Football team make it look like new! The car wash will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 AM-2 PM at 790 Bloomfield Avenue. Follow the signs and cones to the back lot. Bring your appetite too as the Passaic Clifton Unico will be making and selling sausage and peppers. So clean car, full tummy and support our Veterans all in one visit. All proceeds will benefit the Memorial and Veterans Day parades. The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday 5/25 with kickoff at 9 AM at Hepburn Road and led by the Showband of the East, the CHS Mustang Band. So join us on Saturday 5/23 for a clean car and a great sausage and peppers sandwich… and then Monday 5/25 for the parade. For more information on the car wash and parade, call Frank Gaccione at 973-725- 8021 or Keith Oakley at 201-774-6666.

Sussex County Miners Opening Day – Military Appreciation Day
NEW JERSEY – At the team’s season opener on Memorial Day (May 25th, 2015) against the New Jersey Jackals, the Sussex County Miners, New Jersey’s newest independent professional baseball team, will honor America’s men and women of the armed forces with a Military Appreciation Day. The team is dedicating its inaugural game to those who have fought and lost their lives to protect American freedoms. Picatinny Arsenal Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden, as well as area veterans, will be the team’s honored guests at the game. The first pitches will be thrown out by veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. Historic military trucks will be positioned in the stadium parking lot for fans and visitors to see. Starting at 5:30 pm, the B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will start playing in front of the stadium’s main entrance and will continue to play until the on-field ceremonies begin. A spectacular fireworks display will follow the game. Gates open at 5:30 pm, game begins at 7:05 pm. Location: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822. Ticket box office: 973-940-0222. For more information call Mike Devilliers 973-300-2109 or email: or visit

Avenue of Flags Needs Your Help
NEW JERSEY – What are you doing on Monday 5/25/15 at 6:00 AM? Sleeping? You can do that any day. Come join all the volunteers and help on Memorial Day as they raise 1676 flags. The flags honor those Clifton soldiers who gave their lives for us. Volunteers give their time and energy to raise these flags. Volunteers are the backbone of this project and more people are always needed. The list has dwindled due to illness, age or those who have moved away. If you are interested in volunteering, please call John Biegel at 973-519-0858 or Keith Oakley at 201-774-6666. Come join us and we guarantee you will get an overwhelmingly good feeling for being a part of honoring those who served their country. Please join us on 5/25 Memorial Day at 6:00 AM to raise the flags. Too early? We understand. Join us at night at 7 PM to take them down. Hope to see you on 5/25. It is a gratifying experience to be a part of this great project started by John Biegel 12 years ago. After you raise the flags, join us again at the Memorial Day Parade. The parade kicks off with the Showband of the East, the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band, from Hepburn Road at 9AM to Chelsea Park for a short service. Anyone interested in walking in the parade or if any group would like to participate, please contact Frank Gaccione at 973-773-3788. Bring your flag and a chair and cheer the Veterans to show your appreciation for all they have sacrificed so we can live freely.

Recognizing Teen Depression, Suicide Warning And How To Help
NEW JERSEY – Three branches of the Ocean County Library will present “Recognizing Teen Depression, Suicide Warnings and how to Help” in May and June. The programs, part of the Tools for Teens series, are designed to help a person recognize and respond to signs of depression and other common behavioral concerns. Special focus will be given to risk factors and warning signs for suicide as well as resources that are available to help. The programs start promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the following branches: Toms River, 101 Washington St., Tuesday, May 26, 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514. Tuckerton, 380 Bay Ave., Monday, June 1, 609-296-1470. Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Tuesday, June 9, 732-477-4513. The programs are presented by Turning the Tides of St. Barnabas Health Center and funded through a Youth Services Commission Grant for Ocean County Library’s Tools for Teens series. Free Continuing Education Credits are available for educators and professionals who attend this program. The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. To register, telephone the branch, stop by the branch in person, or log onto the library website .

Rummage Sale
NEW JERSEY – A Rummage Sale sponsored by the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 35 Orange Avenue in Clifton will be held on Friday, May 29th from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information or directions call Barbara at 973-473-3773.

Polish Library Looking For Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Polish Library in Washington is looking for volunteers. It is located near Dupont Circle at: 1503 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-466-2665. If you are, or know someone who is, interested in Poland and its history, culture, literature, movies or art… If you have interest in meeting other people with such interests… If you want to volunteer to get credit for your school or work… If you want to contribute to a greater good… If you believe that Polonia in the Metropolitan DC region should be more active… If you want to learn Polish, watch Polish movies, or reach books about Poland or by Polish authors… If you have kids and you want them to learn Polish customs or traditions… If you’re a web geek, a social business guru, or a book worm… or if the idea of helping out with the activities of Polish Library appeals to you for some other reason, We want to hear from YOU! Please drop an email to and let us know how best to reach you to discuss details.

Amazing Foods of Clifton Salutes Our Veterans
NEW JERSEY – Save the date for the second annual Amazing Foods of Clifton Salutes Our Veterans Night. Mark your calendar for Monday 6/22/15. The Committee promises you a night of enjoying the specialties of our fine restaurants and food vendors in Clifton. Local businesses and food services are being asked to participate and share their fine food with all attendees. If any businesses would like to participate, contact Mayor Anzaldi at 973 470-5757. Tickets are $30.00 each. Send your check, payable to the City of Clifton Veterans Committee, and mail it to Clifton Veterans Day Committee, c/o Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. The event is held to raise funds for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Please show your support for our outstanding veterans, enjoy the delicious food and great camaraderie. We hope to see you on 6/22/15, but if you can’t enjoy the event with us, we would appreciate your donation to support our Veterans Parade. So save the date! 6/22/15 6 PM at the Boys and Girls Club, Colfax Avenue, Clifton.